Kapito brands Mutharika ‘Pilate’, Chakwera ‘Judas’ over Malawi economic turmoil

Malawi consumer advocate John Kapito has labelled President Peter Mutharika as Biblical ‘Pontius Pilate’ and Parliament’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera as ‘Judas Iscariot’ due to escalating living standards of Malawians.

Kapito and a group of people taking part in the march

Kapito and a group of people taking part in the march before addressing reporters

President Mutharika with leader of opposiiton Lazarous chakwera after opening parliament

Flashback: President Mutharika with leader of opposition Lazarous chakwera after opening parliament

Kapito said this in Blantyre before journalists as he lamented that the government was not doing enough to uplift the dwindling standards of people following the drastic surge of the cost of living.

“This is true for the Right Honourable Chakwera [Judas]. He has betrayed the nation of Malawi just because he has been offered the most expensive vehicle, the Prado; he has two body guards that are why he is no longer fighting for Malawians.

“He was supposed to be in parliament to defend Malawians but he is not doing that,” he said.

Kapito branded Mutharika as ‘Pontiff Pilate’ saying he has completely betrayed Malawians.

“The pirate said he had nothing to do with the Jews when they wanted him crucified. He handed over to the blood thirsty Jesus killers. Mutharika has done nothing to help Malawians. We have persistent food shortages, power is off all day, no water, our economy is on death bed, Mutharika has betrayed Malawians,” he said.

Civil Liberties Committee Executive Director Emmie Chanika who also joined the march called on Malawians to stand together and fight for their rights.

“I believe in the power of the people. Here the people have spoken and it is up to the authorities to listen,” she said.

Meanwhile,  International Monetary Fund announced that Malawi had qualified for an IMF extended credit facility.

IMF Mission Chief Oral Williams said in a statement on Wednesday that Malawi had demonstrated a concerted effort to put the programme back on track, including improvements in public financial management.

Malawi has struggled to grow its economy due to declining export earnings from tobacco and in the absence of aid, which had previously accounted for 40 percent of its budget.

The IMF said it expects Malawi’s economy to grow by 3 to 4 percent this year after expanding by 3 percent in 2015.

But growth may be weather-dependent the Fund said, after an El Nino weather pattern triggered drought and heat waves, threatening the staple maize and other crops.


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29 thoughts on “Kapito brands Mutharika ‘Pilate’, Chakwera ‘Judas’ over Malawi economic turmoil”

  1. KHUERE says:

    nothing is going to happen

  2. chiku zipirana says:

    … so you are St Peter…wake up kapito…CAMA is a toothless dog

  3. michael chitungu says:

    Malawian let’s not blame Mutalika for our own mistake (1)we decided to sell our country to the Mutalika family thinking that Malawi is a KINGDOM (fother to son/brother to brother )Malawian let me remind you Bingu did nothing for the county but, collapting it.so what do you expect from his brother.
    Leader of church judiciary you know better than poor citizens.

    I agree that let’s not vote for independent MPs because they are idiots and selfish always they decided with ruling party not opposition
    Malawian,Malawi is ours country not kingdom and oppose to dictater,you have the right to say no to nosence of Leadership.
    Let’s have strong opposition in parliament like Julias Malema EFF in south African.without opposition they will be no democracy.

  4. Starling Kondowe from Chikwina CDSS in nkhatabay says:

    I think if we dance to blame game tune,Malawi will not develop.If mr kapito is really concered,why cant he have audience with the president and leader of opposition.Marching has proved unproductive all along.Let us all be focused and unanimiously repel dark forces that retards aspects of development.

  5. Jelbin mk says:

    Kapito may be right but according to our political land scape it is naive to blame the opposition while we all know that in undemocratic country like Malawi the government controls everything except when the opposition is in majority in the national assembly. In our case the opposition tried its level best to bring sanity in our country as far as fighting corruption is concerned but what did the government do? Shoot down the move by buying independent MPs. My appeal to fellow Malawians, don’t vote independent candidates in any election because once they win they go to government benches to look for greener pasture as a result things worsens. Independent MPs are so greed they work for their personal interest because they know that they will not be hekd accountable except during another election.

  6. lost says:

    wadya banzi kapito chakwela akuyendetsa dziko wazungulira mutu etiii!

  7. You’re right about Chakwera

  8. Omex70 says:

    Bravo Mr Kapito,
    I don’t know what is wrong with us?
    It seems you are the lonely caller in our economic dessert! Keep up the fight!

  9. chitonombe says:

    I think ma Arv asiya kugwira nchito kwa munthu ameneyu,
    So now, who is good between opposition and the government side ?
    kodi cama imeneyi ilibe anthu ena apart from MDALA ameneyu ?
    Eish .! ine ndiye wandikwana

  10. mbuyuni says:

    Wamisala adaona nkhondo, see how close cobbe baracks and mental hospital are apparently, pontias pilate asked for water to wash his hands for him to be clean, without Pulobulemu, just like the likened pilate of Malawi. For judas who was given money to let the innocent person to suffer. Is this grandious delusions, schizophrenia or mania? You name the mental diagnosis. To me kapito has the freedom to express his understanding on the current situation Malawi is going through.

  11. sezi m vondo says:

    him is right and he is not bias

  12. Losambo says:

    Number 4, Malawi police has never changed

  13. bristol says:

    I agree with ‘nyasa’ that Judas Iscariot is indeed Hon Mbendera SC and Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda for handing over to us this clueless DPP govt. Hon Mbendera even cried because he knew that he had gone against his conscience to declare that APM is president of this country. Leave Hon Chakwera alone.

  14. kazembe says:

    Kapito u r a mad man.u saying u dont get salary but u a board member.u r a confusionist.

  15. DOBO says:

    Mental disorder at work. In mental illness assessment, we confirm mental illness when patients :
    think what a normal person can not think eg thinking that you are a president yet you are not.
    see what normal person cannot see eg seeing trees as people .
    hear what normal person cannot hear eg hearing a lot of noise yet no noise at all.
    Kapito needs mental assessment as he seams thinking, seeing and hearing what normal Malawians can not think, see and hear. He may be he is at higher level of mental illness which required admission at Zomba Mental Hospital .

  16. Ali fredo says:

    Blantyre city most useless buffoon has spoken, Kapito always say what he doesnt mean he is sick, forgive the nincompoop

  17. Ali fredo says:

    Blantyre city buffoon has spoken, Kapito always say what he doesnt mean forgive him he is sick

  18. wids says:

    Kapito is is useless and speaks like a headless chicken and he thinks he is the best thing to ever happen to Malawi. In fact we have heard his name at CAMA for far too long and we need change of leadership so that we can have other ideas.

  19. Chimene ndaona ine ndichakuti apweteka nzake pomulamula mulalik 8v9 says:

    Akapito inu mumatha, ndipo ife sitilemekza athu amenewa pokhapokha atasitha. Tiziwayitanira ndi maina omwe mwawapasawa

  20. Angel says:

    Uyunso watitopetsa ndizopanda mchere zakezi.Iye amati Chakwera aziyenda pansi opandaso ma bodyguards?Mukamalakhula kwambiri just because muli ndi pakamwa poyakhulirila muzinena zopanda nzeru.Opposition yayakhula mu parliament and its up to Dpp to listen,

  21. BOKHO says:

    Kapito can brand Chakwera as Judas because of receiving a vehicle that is totally useless. Kapito the vehicle you are using can you please return to MBS so that the money is donated to buy maize please. I think you are very useless person fack you

  22. wa ku Mitchesi kujaaaaa!!!! says:

    Massage to those who think Mr Kapito has lost it: The is as sane as the most sane.
    And he’s as fair minded as law court judges (are supposed to be based on what they swear to.) He spares nobody who is failing in their duty; and he blasts everyone who is culpable. Regardless of whether the person at the receiving end is his employer (ref. APM appointed Kapito to BWB, and he does NOT let that stand in the way!)
    He knows his constituents, and he stands with them, shoulder to shoulder. And they know he has no pretense, and has their interests at heart. What more can you ask of a leader?
    He sure is one of a kind in this our country.

  23. yatuta says:

    you are a big Judas kapito, kodi ndalama zakutherani kapena mufuna zina. stop pretending that you speak on behalf of Malawians all you care for is yourself. Yes point fingers at yourself what have you done for Malawians, you talk of food shortage today sorry I’ve tikukolora chimanga pano ndiye mwina our lives have changed. There was a time when Billy Mayaya took to the streets and that time we needed you koma unali kuti? za ziii

  24. wokhuzidwa says:

    i felt felt sorry yesterday “the 24 th” when police officers together with city council officials undressed awoman in the course of taking her into their vehicle for selling gnuts at okhai in limbe they also dragged her on rough tar macroad surface. Abale kodi nkhanzazi zilipobe?

  25. nyasa says:

    Bwana Kapita mwina mwayiwala ndikukumbutseni.

    Judas ndi Mackson Mbendela ndi judge Kenyatta. Amenewa ndi amene analandila ndalama kutigulitsa ife a malawi ku DPP.

    DPP sinapambane, inangolanda munjira yobera mavoti, mpaka kufika pakuti iyayi tiwone ma ballot eni-eniwo.

    That’s why out of fear anayamba kuwotcha ma ballot boxes, kuwopa kuwonekera ng’amba.

    Apa mpamene ma judge amanyengereredwa kuti, ndibwion kuti ayike lawyer kusiyana ndi mbusa malinga pa mawa ma lawyer akamafuna malipiro ambiri.

    A Kapito mwagwira Yudasi wolakwika, penyetsetsani mumuwona ndi kumuzindikira.

  26. dee Walker says:

    atakhuta napwiri wa blue anayamba kubwebweta

  27. Lord says:

    wary with Kapitos mental capacity, Sorry boy, u gat have to rest.

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